Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Diaper Cover



Cat’s One Piece Wonder, Baby Diaper Cover
 new born to 3 months

Matching one piece wonder sweater cardigan, size 0 to 3  months here

Matching one piece sweater cardigan size 3 to 6 months here


Matching one piece wonder bootie pattern here

My dear sweet grand daughter is wearing the one piece diaper cover, matching one piece sweater and booties here, she is 2 weeks old and her name is Cindy.

Introduction:  The one piece diaper cover is worked side ways and in one piece beginning at right hand side (front) which includes the waist, the body of the pants and the leg hole, after 10 pattern repeats the leg cuff ends and the crutch part begins for 3 rows, then the left hand front and back begin for 21 pattern rows, then onto the rear crutch, which is made slightly larger than the front using a trbl st in one row of the 3 pattern rows, the pattern then continues on to the right hand rear side for 11 more pattern rows. 

 Made in this direction


Turned side ways



Now fold in half



Finished


You will have 10 sc for the waist, 20 dc for the body and 8 sc for the leg openings
The pattern is quite repetitive so you will get the hang of it in no time.

To fit: newborn to 3 months
Measurements: leg opening stretched 6 inches around, waist 16 inches around, length 8 inches, width around the widest bottom part, 24 inches stretched.
Hook size: 4.00mm US G/6
Yarn: 8 ply approx 100 gm’s US DK/Medium
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner
Tension: medium
You may need some thin elastic for the waist, or choose to make the optional button up flap

Stitches used:
Ch= chain
Sc= single crochet
Dc= double crochet
BL= back loop
Trbl= treble

Special Instructions:
Unless working into a chain, every stitch in this pattern is worked into the back loop of every stitch
The chain 3 to turn is the first dc of that row worked
The chain 4 to turn is the first trbl of that row worked

To begin ch 39
Remember to work in the back loop of every st unless it is a ch st.

Right hand Front (10 rows)

Row 1 work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 9 ch, 1 dc in next 20 ch, 1 sc in next 8 ch, ch 1 and turn (10 sc, 20 dc, 8 sc= 38 st’s)

Row 2 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 5 to 10, repeat rows 3 and 4, 3 more times (6 more pattern rows)
Do not break off yarn

Front Crutch part (3 rows)

Row 1 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, ch 3 and turn

Row 2 work 1 dc in next 19 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 19 dc, work 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 9 and turn
Do not break off yarn

Left Hand Front and Left Hand Rear (21 rows)

Row 1 work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 7 ch, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 2 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 6 to 21, repeat rows 4 and 5, 8 more times (16 more pattern rows)


Rear Crutch (3 rows)

Row 1 Row 1 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, ch 4 and turn

Row 2 work 1 trbl in next 19 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 19 trbl, work 1 dc in top of ch 4, ch 9 and turn
Do not break off yarn

Right Hand Rear (11 rows)

Row 1 Row 1 work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 7 ch, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 2 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 4 work 1 sc in next 10 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 8 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 5 work 1 sc in next 8 sc, work 1 dc in next 20 dc, work 1 sc in next 10 sc, ch 1 and turn

Rows 6 to 11, repeat rows 4 and 5, 3 more times (6 more pattern rows)
Working a ch 3 and turn for the button up flap on row 11

 Making the button up flap

Do not break off yarn if you choose to make the button up flap, which is my preferred option

If you choose not to make the button up flap, break off yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, pick the side you want to show on the out side then fold that in wards, sew the pants up down the leg side, then sew up the crutch, add elastic if needed.

Button Up Flap (still working in the back loop of each st)

The ch 3 is the first st of this row and every other row
Row 1 work 1 dc in next 9 sc, ch 3 and turn (1 ch 3,9 dc)

Row 2 skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next 6 dc, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn (1 ch 3, 7 dc)

Row 3 skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn (1 ch 3 5 dc)

Row 4 work 1 dc in next 4 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3, ch 3 and turn (1 ch 3, 5 dc)

Row 5 work 1 dc in next 4 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3, finish off


Making up, sew around left leg and onto the crutch area where you may need to do a little manipulating to keep this area as even as possible (back being a little larger than the front), sew along other side of the leg. Sew down the right side of the pants beginning at the first dc under the waist line (leave waist open for the tightening or loosening of the flap) and down to the leg part, place button/buttons to a position of your choice for the fastening of the waist flap


This is how I sketched the pattern out

This is the one piece diaper in a longer length, the pattern was adjusted by Carina Norell, she made the diaper legs longer very clever!
cats one piece wonder #freecrochetpattern

Please watch BobWilson123 video tutorial for how to make the diaper cover and while you are there click the like button to show your support for this amazing teacher!

Good luck with your one piece diaper cover, I’d love to hear your feed back.
Please do not sell this pattern, please link back to me if you use this pattern, I’d love to see this used for charity, and you can make and sell items from this pattern too.

23 comments:

Angie said...

Hi Cat I hope all is well with you. Thanks for the nappy cover pattern. I think I might make a few of these.
Angie.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Hi Angie, hope you are well too, I'm glad you can use the pattern, I wasn't too keen on it at first, but a few convinced me it was good :)

Kiara B. (and family) said...

Hello,

Thanks for a great tutorial! I can crochet well enough to understand you tutorials, but this will be my first time attempting to follow a pattern. I will be bringing my first baby home in the winter and I haven't found an outfit that fits what's in my mind for baby to wear. I'd like to try and crochet the one piece sweater and diaper cover. Is it possible to extend the diaper covers to make them pants? Can you help me w/ this? TIA!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Hi Kiara, pants are a very possible maybe, I'll keep this in mind and try to make a pair when time prevails, cheers Cat :)

Vivian said...

Hi Kiara B and Cat Yes it's possible and they look awesome. my Daughter is having twins this winter in Nebraska so I needed something warmer. What I did was on the bottom I added 4 extra stitches and instead of all single stitches I alternated single and double stitches in back loop creating rib stitch. Before sewing together I added 1 row single stitch tat the bottom of the leg then 1 row double in back loop 1 row single in back loop the rest is the same. I was/am using a two color pattern so I trimmed in alternating color. I can send a picture to your Facebook as I am a member there. Better yet I'll tag you in a picture. Hope this helped

Anonymous said...

How would this come out with 5mm or 6mm hook?

cats-rockin-crochet said...

I wouldn't go any larger than a 5mm hook, it would be fine, maybe just a little larger and the st would not be as tight :)

Estrygal said...

I would like to thank you very, very much for your baby sweater pattern. I have done quite a few projects but sweaters have always been elusive for me.
Your pattern made it easy and it came out beautiful!
You have now inspired me to try different ones to improve my skills.
Thank you sooo much!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Such kind words Estrygal, thank you for that :)

Anonymous said...

hi- I love the diaper cover pattern and cant wait to make it. Just wondering how i could alter it for a 6 month size?

baby sweaters said...

Thanks for taking time for sharing this blog; it was excellent and very informative. It’s my first time that I visit your website. I found a lot of informative stuff in your post. Keep it up.

Lia said...

Seems a very good stretchy pattern. I will give it a try too and, if good, use it for charity too. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ingenuity. No one that I can find has even thought to make any kind of pants for infants
and this pattern is simple, quick-one day to make, and adorable. I need to know did you have in mind that the stitches should be close together/snug or loose with obvious spaces. I used #6 hook with worsted wt cotton and the waist is without spaces but the part covering the butt is airy. Would you know if the cotton can also be lanolized. I had this yarn on hand, but generally like cottonn-acrylic blends for babies.
With the #6 hook and button tab the waist fits 12-month old babies up to 11-lbs via average recorded measurments. Thank you very much for the gift of this pattern. I will be making lots of them. katycaboose@hotmail.com
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CherylAnn said...

Hi Cat..I came upon your tutorials when I was searching for easy patterns to follow,I started with your booties...super easy and then did your baby jacket I figured it said all in one so I should be able to master that too..so I did !!!! was so excited when I finished in 1 day too!! then saw your diaper cover..and said may as well make the matching set and did that in 1 day also ,,,,I cant wait to get to my son's to give to my new grand daughter ..she is only 4 weeks old now but Iam sure she will fit into them soon enough...THANK YOU for making such an easy, UNDERSTANDABLE pattern!!!! I love them and I will be looking for more now!!going to make another jacket and then make the diaper cover into pants too ,so she will have a winters set to use too!! THANK YOU SO MUCH CAT!! YOUR A LOVE <3

cats-rockin-crochet said...

CherylAnn, how nice of you to say those things, this is what makes it more enjoyable to share my patterns for free to all, thank you so much :)

Jessica T said...

This was such an easy pattern! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

i made a bootie and one side was different then the other side.looks like i have to many ribbing on 1 side than the other.i just turned the cuff down and sewed it down and you cant see the difference

KoiFishLady said...

Thank so much for this easy and beautiful sweater pattern! I plan to make the diaper cover to match. The instructions and illustration photos are complete and easy to follow. I am so glad I found your site, Cat! Thanks again.

diane cudworth said...

thank you for the pattern I have made 6 of them so far i still need to finish the last one it is in bon bon yarn. one red white and blue ombre,white,rose,pink,and blue. i'll be giving some of them to birth right for the new mothers that don't have much. Also to some of our friends that are just having there first baby.it was such and easy pattern to follow. thank you so much diane C from Plattsburgh,NY

Branny said...

Thanks for sharing this awsome pattern!!! I have made a few of the sweaters and now my daughter is asking for pants - I'm thinking that I can just make the leg rows longer ...... Vivian's comment is very interesting to me - I wonder if she can send me pictures or else some other kind of ideas to further my imaginagion (help me out) my e-mail address is jjbsltd@hotmail.com or facebook - Brenda Murray thank you for any help you can offer - cheers, Brenda

Michele Broll said...

Thank you so much for sharing these awesome patterns with us. I had been looking for an easy sweater pattern and happened across yours. The instructions are so clear. I'm going to make the sweater, diaper cover, and booties as a shower gift. I'm also going to make some for charity since the pattern is so easy to follow it works up quickly. Thanks again will continue to check out your site for new ideas.

crochetronix c said...

Hi,
Awesome pattern .. Loved it!! I have back linked your page.Thank you so much for the pattern. Even though I dont have a kid yet I loved making it.Absolute pleasure.

Lorraine DeMarco said...

Hi,
I made this outfit for my sister-in- law'school new grandbaby a couple of winters ago. Her son and his girlfriend absolutely loved.